Atlanta Falcons News and Rumors

  • Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on ta…

    Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on target

    profootballtalk.com Updated 20 hours ago
    The Falcons gave reproters a tour of their new construction site yesterday, and were confident their new stadium would be complete well before the start of the 2017 season. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons president R…
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  • Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under L…

    Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under Lovie Smith

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers are breaking in a new defense under new coach Dirk Koetter. For the defense to thrive, tackle Gerald McCoy needs to perform at a high level. Vaughn McClure, who covers the Falcons for ESPN.com, suggested on Thursday that “I know [McCoy] h…
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  • Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has room for improvement on his footwork before the fall? Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, for one. Ryan believes that the Falcons offense will be more effective in its second year under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan …
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  • Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this syst…

    Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this system” will help

    profootballtalk.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said early this offseason that he has “no doubt” that the team needs to produce if he is going to remain in his job beyond the 2016 season and nothing in the ensuing months have swayed him from that belief. Durin…
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  • Falcons order $200 million in changes to new stadium

    Falcons order $200 million in changes to new stadium

    profootballtalk.com Jun 20 (5 days ago)
    Maybe they should have waited to set the price for hot dogs and beer. The already-expensive Falcons stadium continues to get more and more expensive, although it’s still not clear exactly how expensive it will be. Originally expected to cost $1 billion,…
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  • Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin Hester

    Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin Hester

    ESPN.com Jun 20 (5 days ago)
    Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin Hester
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  • Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father&apos…

    Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father's death

    ESPN.com Jun 19 (6 days ago)
    Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father's death
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  • Falcons' first-rounder Keanu Neal gets up to speed rather …

    Falcons' first-rounder Keanu Neal gets up to speed rather quickly

    ESPN.com Jun 17
    Falcons' first-rounder Keanu Neal gets up to speed rather quickly
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  • Matt Ryan, other Falcons call plays on last day of minicamp

    Matt Ryan, other Falcons call plays on last day of minicamp

    ESPN.com Jun 16
    Matt Ryan, other Falcons call plays on last day of minicamp
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  • Falcons Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant ready to shadow box if call…

    Falcons Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant ready to shadow box if called upon

    ESPN.com Jun 16
    Falcons Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant ready to shadow box if called upon
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  • Falcons' Julio Jones expecting more deep ball targets

    Falcons' Julio Jones expecting more deep ball targets

    ESPN.com Jun 15
    Falcons' Julio Jones expecting more deep ball targets
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  • Falcons' Vic Beasley analyzes film of pass-rushing greats …

    Falcons' Vic Beasley analyzes film of pass-rushing greats to improve his game

    ESPN.com Jun 15
    Falcons' Vic Beasley analyzes film of pass-rushing greats to improve his game
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  • Atlanta Falcons get creative in promoting low concession prices…

    Atlanta Falcons get creative in promoting low concession prices at new stadium

    ESPN.com Jun 13
    Atlanta Falcons get creative in promoting low concession prices at new stadium
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  • Falcons Pro Bowler Patrick DiMarco's heart aches for homet…

    Falcons Pro Bowler Patrick DiMarco's heart aches for hometown Orlando

    ESPN.com Jun 13
    Falcons Pro Bowler Patrick DiMarco's heart aches for hometown Orlando
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  • Roddy White: I don’t have the energy to be on a team that can’t…

    Roddy White: I don’t have the energy to be on a team that can’t win now

    When the Falcons released wide receiver Roddy White this offseason, he said he’d like to play for another year or two but White remains unemployed with offseason work coming to an end around the league. White says that hasn’t been a big problem for him …
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  • Jim Harbaugh reveals 49ers wanted to draft Julio Jones

    Jim Harbaugh reveals 49ers wanted to draft Julio Jones

    Recent NFL history could have looked quite a bit different if the Falcons hadn’t traded up to the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft and chosen the player the 49ers wanted to draft at No. 7. Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh revealed this week that …
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  • Julio Jones: We need to do a better job of communicating on off…

    Julio Jones: We need to do a better job of communicating on offense

    The Falcons were 6-1 and in the thick of the hunt for a playoff spot at one point last season, but a six-game losing streak knocked them out of contention as the year came to a close. One of the reasons for the drop was an offense that ended the year ra…
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  • Falcons add two, drop one in roster shuffle

    Falcons add two, drop one in roster shuffle

    The Falcons are bringing in a couple of new players as their offseason program draws to a close. The team announced that they have signed defensive end Nordly Capi and guard Michael Huey. They also announced that defensive end Josh Dawson, who signed as…
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  • Falcons' Tevin Coleman helps needy children in West Africa

    Falcons' Tevin Coleman helps needy children in West Africa

    ESPN.com Jun 6
    Falcons' Tevin Coleman helps needy children in West Africa
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  • Dolphins say stadium renovations are on schedule

    Dolphins say stadium renovations are on schedule

    The Dolphins earned an extra week to make sure their stadium renovations were finished when the league moved their preseason game with the Falcons to Orlando. But Dolphins officials gave media members a tour of the new-look, yet-to-be-named building yes…
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  • Vic Beasley’s emphasis will remain on pass rush after move to l…

    Vic Beasley’s emphasis will remain on pass rush after move to linebacker

    The Falcons decided to shuffle things up on defense heading into the 2016 season by moving 2015 first-round pick Vic Beasley from defensive end to strongside linebacker. Beasley’s shift brings some new responsibilities with it, including playing in pass…
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  • Falcons draft pick Wes Schweitzer looking to find the right che…

    Falcons draft pick Wes Schweitzer looking to find the right chemistry

    ESPN.com Jun 2
    Falcons draft pick Wes Schweitzer looking to find the right chemistry
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  • Falcons passing on Freeney, could revisit signing him later

    Falcons passing on Freeney, could revisit signing him later

    The Falcons won’t be signing veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney right now, ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported Wednesday, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team won’t rule out adding Freeney at some point down the road. Freeney visited the Falcons this we…
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  • NFL moving Dolphins-Falcons preseason game to Orlando also

    NFL moving Dolphins-Falcons preseason game to Orlando also

    In order to prepare for the Pro Bowl in Orlando, the NFL is moving one of its Mickey Mouse games there as well. As part of the league’s “re-imagination” of the Pro Bowl experience, they realized that at some point they might want a dry run in a stadium …
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  • Falcons coach Dan Quinn goes deep with Warriors coach Steve Ker…

    Falcons coach Dan Quinn goes deep with Warriors coach Steve Kerr

    ESPN.com Jun 1
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn goes deep with Warriors coach Steve Kerr
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  • Rookies get their first test at Falcons' OTAs

    Rookies get their first test at Falcons' OTAs

    ESPN.com Jun 1
    Rookies get their first test at Falcons' OTAs
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  • Falcons trying Tevin Coleman as a kick returner

    Falcons trying Tevin Coleman as a kick returner

    The Falcons are giving running back Tevin Coleman a look as a kickoff return man during their organized team activity (OTA) practices. With Devin Hester at 33 and recovering from offseason surgeries, giving Coleman at least a look in the return game is …
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  • Health issues behind him, Michael Koenen ready to make comeback

    Health issues behind him, Michael Koenen ready to make comeback

    yahoo.com May 27
    Punter Michael Koenen was not on an NFL team in 2015, for the first time in a decade. Instead, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons specialist was fighting for his health, and watching his weight drop well below his normal playing weight.…
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  • Video - Officials confident in Atlanta's stadium progress 02:40

    Officials confident in Atlanta's stadium progress

    Jun 23
    Scott Jenkins, general manager of Atlanta's new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, explains some of the work that has gone into the stadium, which is scheduled to open next summer.
  • Video - Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. remembers his late father on Father's Da... 01:04

    Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. remembers his late father on Father's Da...

    Jun 18
    Atlanta Falcons pass-rusher Vic Beasley Jr., who held a youth camp in his hometown on Saturday, gave tribute to his father, who passed away in April
  • Video - Kyle Shanahan talks turnovers, decline of run game 00:52

    Kyle Shanahan talks turnovers, decline of run game

    Jun 9
    Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says the team's turnovers and inability to consistently run the ball, at times, are issues that need to be fixed in 2016.
  • Video - Falcons establish closer connection to military 01:10

    Falcons establish closer connection to military

    Jun 3
    Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn has players participate in the Rookie Olympics alongside soldiers from Fort Benning in Georgia. The Falcons are looking to set the standard for NFL-military connections.